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Annual Phosphorus Forum


Annual Phosphorus Forum


Annual Phosphorus Forum

The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance hosts an annual Phosphorus Forum in which knowledge leaders interact around topics related to phosphorus sustainability. The Phosphorus Forum is an excellent opportunity to network with diverse organizations and people. One free ticket is provided as a benefit of

The STEPS Center and the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance are proud to announce Phosphorus Week 2022 will take place on November 1-4, 2022, in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Phosphorus Week will bring together an international network of stakeholders from across the phosphorus value chain to discuss holistic solutions to vexing phosphorus sustainability issues. The week combines into a four-day event the annual Phosphorus Forum (days 1 and 2) with the biennial Sustainable Phosphorus Summit (days 3 and 4).

Attendees will come from companies, governments, research institutes, and non-profits with stakes in such domains as phosphate mining, crop and animal agriculture, wastewater treatment for nutrients, nutrient management and recycling, and technology and policy development around phosphorus use and recovery.

One free ticket is provided to paid members of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance and to STEP researchers and their students.

Registration site coming soon. Submit your research abstracts to the Sustainable Phosphorus Summit portion of the event here!

AGENDA FOR PHOSPHORUS FORUM, NOVEMBER 1 (All Times EST)

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00-8:15 Welcome Jim Elser, Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance
8:15-9:15 Farm Bill 2023 Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
9:15-10:00 Keynote Panel–US Lakes Assessment Amina Pollard, US EPA; Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
10:00-10:30 Coffee and Networking
10:30-11:00 Slaughtering Sacred Cows: Tech Fixes Won’t Correct the Extractive Nature of US Agriculture Sylvia Secchi, University of Iowa
11:00-11:30 Not Slaughtering Sacred Cows: The Promise of Cellular Foods Lejjy Gafour, CULT Food Science
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 P is for Planet: The Future of Sustainability in Phosphate Maurício Fortuna, CRU
1:00-1:30 Is the World Running out of Phosphorus? Amit Roy, Global Phosphorus Initiative
1:30-2:00 European Update Ludwig Hermann or Chris Thornton, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform
2:00-2:30 The Orthophosphate Paradox Emily Remmel, National Association of Clean Water Agencies
2:30-3:00 Facilitated Policy Wrap-Up Discussion Anna-Maria Marshall, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

AGENDA FOR PHOSPHORUS FORUM, NOVEMBER 2 (All Times EST)

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00-8:15 Welcome Ross Sozzani, North Carolina State University
8:15-8:45 Phosphorus Past Jim Elser, Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance
8:45-9:30 Phosphorus Future Jacob Jones, North Carolina State University
9:30-10:00 Coffee and Networking
10:00-12:00 Phosphorus Flow Diagramming Activity Cary Stickland, RTI; Justin Baker, North Carolina State University
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Parallel Sessions: Describing the STEPS Research Portfolio Various
1:30-3:00 Parallel Sessions: Stakeholder Discussions on Needs and Opportunities Various
3:00-3:30 Reporting From Parallel Sessions Various
3:30-4:00 Phosphorus Career Panel TBD

AGENDA FOR SPS, NOVEMBER 3 (All Times EST)

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00-8:45 Keynote Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana State University
9:00-10:30 Session 1: Feast or Famine – P Sustainability in Ag
Session 2: AnthroPocene – Urban P and Human Impacts
Session 1 Lead: Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo
Session 2 Lead: TBD
10:30-11:00 Coffee and Networking
11:00-12:15 Parallel Sessions Continue Session 1 Lead: Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo
Session 2 Lead: TBD
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:00 Parallel Sessions Continue Session 1 Lead: Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo
Session 2 Lead: TBD
3:15-4:15 Panel: Phosphorus and Climate Change Panel Lead: Phil Haygarth, Lancaster University
5:00-7:00 Poster Session NA

AGENDA FOR SPS, NOVEMBER 4 (All Times EST)

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00-8:45 Keynote TBD
9:00-10:00 Panel: Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions of Global Phosphorus Sustainability Panel Lead: TBD
10:00-10:30 Coffee and Networking
11:00-12:15 Session 3: Quantifying P Budgets for Sustainable Nutrient Management
Session 4: Emerging Technologies for the Analysis and Transformation of Phosphorus
Session 3 Lead: TBD
Session 4 Lead: April Gu, Cornell University
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 Parallel Sessions Continue Session 3 Lead: TBD
Session 4 Lead: April Gu, Cornell University

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Phosphorus Forum 2020 was held virtually on Sept 30 and Oct 1, 2020. Participants from 15 countries included scientists, NGOs focused on water quality issues, nutrient recovery technology companies, fertilizer manufacturers, food producers, water utilities, farm consultants, government regulators, agricultural suppliers, phosphate mining companies, and others.

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September 30: Sustainable P Recovery and Reuse

Sept 30 Slide Deck

  • Regulation of Derived Products for Agricultural Use
  • National Inventory of Animal Feeding Operations
  • Economics of Small-Scale P Recovery
  • Enhancing Phosphate Production Through Nutrient Recovery

October 1: Sustainable Phosphorus Use

Oct 1 Slide Deck

  • Coastal Eutrophication
  • Pay-for-Performance Program for Nutrient Pollution Mitigation
  • OCP North America’s Perspective on Phosphorus Sustainability
  • Phosphorus Transport Modeling
Phosphorus Work Group Session
Phosphorus Work Group Session



Phosphorus Forum 2019 took place in Washington DC at the Ambassador Barbara Barrett and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center at Arizona State University. Our keynote speakers were Dr. Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, and Professor Bruce Rittmann of Arizona State University, 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.

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Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum 2019 event.

Phosphorus Forum 2018


The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance convened our second Phosphorus Forum event on February 27, 2018, in warm and sunny Tempe, Arizona. A network of organizations from across the phosphorus value chain gathered to explore holistic solutions to vexing phosphorus sustainability issues. Keynote speakers included Drs. Sally Rockey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, and Paul Fixen, retired Senior Vice President of the International Plant Nutrition Institute.

Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum 2018 event.

Phosphorus Forum 2017


On May 19, 2017, the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance held our first Forum addressing critical issues in phosphorus sustainability. Guests watched presentations and networked with industries, scientists, and policy makers interested in closing the loop on phosphorus use in the food system. Newtrient President Steve Rowe gave the keynote presentation.

Below are links to PDFs of the slide decks used during the presentations at the Phosphorus Forum event. The keynote talk by Steve Rowe is provided in both PDF and PowerPoint formats. The PowerPoint file includes embedded videos that may be viewed when PowerPoint is in presentation mode.